Singer-songwriter Marc Broussard
is not at all shy about his Southern roots. He is Louisiana born and bred, and that's evident in his distinct brand of "bayou soul." Mixing rock, soul, and blues, Broussard constructs southern sounding pop songs that even someone who claims they "love all music except country" will be able to enjoy. Marc has been on the road with some of the biggest names across all genres, including Maroon 5
, and the Dave Matthews Band
. His ninth studio album, Easy to Love
, will be released on September 15th.
"Don't Be Afraid to Call Me" is the lead single off his forthcoming album. The song is a ballad about falling out of touch with a close friend, something everyone can relate to. It opens with mellow guitar and Broussard singing, "I had a friend who used to call me all the time/ Then he didn't/ I don't know why," as though he is telling a story directly to the listener. It builds into a very bluesy chorus, where Marc assures that it is never too late to restore a strained relationship to its former glory. Despite it's rather delicate beginning, the song swells into a big, almost gospel like anthem, and concludes with the ending of Marc's tale, and his promise that he will "Always be there in the end."
Catch Marc on tour August 30th through December 14th. His December 14th show is a split-bill concert where he will be sharing the stage with his father, Louisiana Hall of Famer and former Boogie Kings guitarist, Ted Broussard.